Eileen Charbonneau

When They Made Us Leave

By Annette Oppenlander - Published 2019


A seldom-told story of World War II involves what happened to children too young to serve but old enough to understand and experience ...Read Review

Overground Railroad

By Lesa Cline-Ransome - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

The award-winning writer/illustrator team (Before She Was Harriet) explores the Depression-era story of the Great Migration in a stunning picture book. “We ...Read Review

His Most Italian City

By Margaret Walker - Published 2019



Trieste is the city in question, but the smaller Adriatic city of Cittanova also figures prominently in this 1928-set historical novel. Mussolini wants ...Read Review

Daughter of the Reich (US) / People Like Us (UK)

By Louise Fein - Published 2020


This story of star-crossed lovers in Leipzig, Germany during 1929-1939 begins with Hetty Heinrich as a child being rescued from drowning by her ...Read Review

The Founding Fortunes: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution

By Tom Shachtman - Published 2020



Author Shachtman (How the French Saved America) dispels more myths of the Revolutionary and early Federal period in this study of finances and ...Read Review

Don’t Tell the Nazis

By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

1941 Ukraine is the setting for this harrowing story told through one pre-teen’s eyes.  Krystia has already had her share of troubles.  Her ...Read Review

Blueberry Patch / Mayabeekamneeboon

By Jennifer Leason - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Co-written, illustrated, and translated by two members of the Pine Creek Indian Band in Camperville, Manitoba, Canada, this beautiful picture book is a ...Read Review

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

By Julie Kibler - Published 2019


Triple time periods tell two storylines as 2017 looks back on 1998 and the early part of the 20th century in this Texas-set story of ...Read Review

Today We Go Home

By Kelli Estes - Published 2019


Two survivors of American wars, one in present-day Seattle and one from Indiana of 1861, meet through a diary. The two women live parallel ...Read Review

Trouble the Water

By Rebecca Dwight Bruff - Published 2019


This luminous novel’s central events take place during the American Civil War, but this novelization of the life of Robert Smalls spans ...Read Review

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